According to the Centers for Disease Control, strokes kill about 140,000 Americans each year.
This week is National Nurses Week and a local hospital is recognizing all of its who help save lives for a living.
Many hospitals across the country have a specialized program for those who are recovering from, or preparing for, joint replacement surgeries.
Orthopedic surgeons often help people with joint or bone injuries following a traumatic experience like a car accident or dangerous fall.
April is "Donate Life" month.
Some wounds can be treated through stitches or surgery, while others use something as simple as oxygen to heal.
A fairly new procedure called the TAVR is helping save lives here in Bay County.
After someone suffers a STEMI, the most serious type of heart attack, each second is crucial.